The Mohs procedure is performed by fellowship trained surgeon Bradley Kovach, MD.
Mohs surgery, created by Frederic Mohs, MD, is an advanced microscopically controlled surgery for skin cancer. It allows for the removal of a skin cancer with very narrow surgical margins, minimizing the sacrifice of tissue while offering a high cure rate.
The Mohs procedure is used for:
"The cure rate for Mohs surgery is the highest of all treatments for skin cancer – up to 99 percent even if other forms of treatment have failed," said board certified dermatologist Heidi Anderson, MD, a partner of DOCs. "This procedure is the most exact and precise method of tumor removal and minimizes the chance of regrowth."
Mohs surgery is sometimes combined with reconstruction surgery, which is performed by DOCs partner Paul Brannan, MD.
Mohs surgeon Dr. Kovach received his B.A. in biology from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training at the Mayo Clinic and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and did his fellowship in Mohs surgery and advanced dermatologic surgery at Washington University.